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Professional Fighters League brings data, statistics and ‘Cagenomics’ to Europe with new OTT offering

The Professional Fighters League (PFL), a US-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation that launched just two years ago, has advanced its roadmap for expansion with the launch of a new over the top (OTT) app to take its cage fighting champions global. With Europe a key target in the PFL’s sights, the app – PFL […]  More

World Rally Championship to return in a flurry of dust, dirt and remote production plans

World Rally Championship (WRC) is back on track with five rallies being held this year, starting with Rally Estonia in September. The post-lockdown rallies bring with them WRC Promotor’s plans for moving to full remote production for live output, a project that was put on hold in March as the pandemic took hold. In May […]  More

Gfinity announces launch of new V10 R-League digital motorsport competition

Gfinity, an esports and gaming solutions provider, and Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM) have launched a new digital motorsport competition, the V10 R-League. The V10 R-League is launched as part of the Global Racing Series, the first stage of the activation of the five year agreement between ADMM and Gfinity announced on 4 June 2020. […]  More

Sky Germany to provide augmented stadium sound for Champions League and Europa League world feeds

UEFA has asked Sky Germany to generate augmented stadium sound for the TV coverage of the Champions League and Europa League final tournaments when they take place later this month. Sky had previously provided its viewers with a second freely selectable ‘fake crowd’ sound option when the Bundesliga was restarted without fans inside stadiums following […]  More

The Ferrari Challenge: 4K HDR, on-board cameras, live telemetry and real-time AR added to host coverage

A clutch of new broadcast technologies were on show in Portimao, Portugal last weekend (1-2 August) during the host coverage of The Ferrari Challenge, the single-brand championship organised by Ferrari Corse Clienti. The Ferrari Challenge includes seven races in Europe plus the World Finals that will take place in Abu Dhabi on 7 November. All […]  More

Arena Television and dock10 deliver remote gallery for FA Cup Final

Arena Television and dock10 jointly delivered last Saturday’s FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea for BBC Sport with a remote gallery based at MediaCity UK in Salford. The system was first used during the fourth round of the FA Cup for BBC in February and proved to be a successful demonstration of technology jointly […]  More

Eleven Sports agrees new deals with RTBF and Bwin in advance of Belgian Pro League coverage

Eleven Sports Belgium has announced new deals with the Belgian TV channel Radio-télévision belge de la Communauté française (RTBF) for its Pro League competitions coverage, and also for betting with Bwin. Eleven Sports has agreed a new five-year partnership with the French-speaking public broadcaster RTBF for the Pro League which start this weekend (8 August). […]  More

ITV extends exclusive free-to-air UK horse racing rights deal until 2023

ITV will continue as the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of British horse racing until 2023, it has been announced. The commercial broadcaster, which has shown racing exclusively on free-to-air since 2017, has secured the rights to show nearly 100 days of racing each year for a further three years from 2021. The deal includes all the […]  More

Whitepaper: Telestream on remote production for small to large sporting events

Telestream has released a paper that discusses the benefits of producing sporting events from home, or other remote locations, for all sizes of broadcast. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has only made working from home in production more relevant. In many cases today, it is simply not possible to transport more than a very small team […]  More